I'm trying to figure out some of the categories you've created. They seem to mostly duplicate other categories that we already have. I'm unsure about having a National Affiliates category in addition to a State Parties category, for example.
Admittedly, tinkering on categories is kind of problematic when we can't see what's been added to them since January... Hopefully that will be fixed soon. -- Strangelv (talk) 09:58, 4 April 2017 (UTC)
- We would need to establish category naming conventions. A national affiliate category would categorize all national parties, but having a state party's category should categorize the 51 U.S. state parties (like on Wikipedia). I don't think they should be combined. 13:37, 4 April 2017 (UTC)
You have been kicking ass.
Input on Requests for Deletion Page Requested
Andrew did you see the notes I put on the deletion page? Ultimate decision power (veto) has to vest in the committee- the was understood in the committee creation for administration of LPedia. If you could note that as you see appropriate on the instruction page. I see very few circumstances (if any) that it would become an issue and all such decisions (unless they fell within the very very narrow categories in the LNC policy manual for executive session) would be done fully and openly on the appropriate discussion page or in open meeting. CarynAnnHarlos (talk) 17:06, 25 May 2017 (UTC)
NY Election results
I'm confused about what you're doing with New York's election results. You've removed most of the US House and State Assembly results from the election results page and placed them onto a page for a list of candidates. There seems to me to be a difference between an election result and a list of candidates. Not all candidates have an election result due to not being eligible, for whatever reason. Someone like Percy Greaves (US Senate, 1974) was a candidate, but has no election results to report. An election results page is for candidates that participated in the election (although in a some instances we may not know the result.)
That distinction is used for Texas, which has both an election results page and a candidates list page.
The election results you did not remove from the New York election results page were presumably left there because the result I had listed on the election results page differed from the result you had listed on the candidates page. Here are my sources:
The difference in percent for Stephen Finder, US House, 2006 is due to my excluding blank and void votes from the denominator while you included them. I excluded blank and void votes when calculating the percent for all candidates, in every state.
That is what accounts for the difference in most percentages from the method you used and the method that I used for NY and every other state. It happened in a lot of instances, which were largely deleted when you removed the US House and state assembly election results. For example, James Smith, 2016, assembly district 5, you gave 1.384% and I gave 1.57% because I removed blank and void votes from the total.
Nic Leobold ran in district 66 in 2004, not district 64
My source for 506 votes for David Hoesly in district 130, 1984 is here:
ourcampaigns.com is not error free and it may be wrong. Is your source for 410 votes better?
And lastly, I'm not sure we ought to be including candidates who did not run as Libertarians (or, unaffiliated). Cross-endorsed (fusion) candidates are one thing, if the "Libertarian" label appeared on the ballot. But candidates who ran in a major party without the Libertarian label seems too distant from the Libertarian Party. Georgia's election results page doesn't include Bob Barr, Texas' doesn't include Ron Paul (although it makes a note of when he ran, it doesn't list his results running as a Republican as if they were Libertarian election results), Alaska's page doesn't include Mike Gravel... I'm not convinced John Kevin Wilson (2012, State Assembly 37) belongs here. AJPEG (talk) 18:29, 13 July 2017 (CDT)
- The page was getting long, so I was dividing it into multiple pages. There should also be a note of whether or not blank votes are counted in the percentage. The page title is misleading, stating there are election results and may not include those who ran a campaign and didn't get on the ballot, were endorsed and ran a campaign, or ran a write-in campaign. Since the lists were solely a list of Libertarian candidates, it seems like it was supposed to include all Libertarian candidates. A list with the purpose of listing election results should list the Libertarian candidates' results as well. I presumed the list was for Libertarian candidates only. AMK152 (talk) 18:07, 15 July 2017 (CDT)
- I don't agree that the page was particularly long. At its peak of 20,314 bytes it was the 127th longest page on lpedia, and it could have been shortened by several thousand bytes just by removing the partial sorting of candidates by year at the end.
- There is a note on excluding blank and void votes. It's on the talk page. It's been there for a couple of months.
- I don't know what you mean about the page title being misleading. A page on election results is for election results. Why would anyone think it would include people who had no election results? I don't understand why people without election results were put on that page in the first place. They were candidates and can go on a page listing candidates, but not having election results, they ought not to be on a page whose purpose is reporting election results. I don't know why you put them there.
- And, I'm sorry, but I don't understand any of what you wrote here:
- Since the lists were solely a list of Libertarian candidates, it seems like it was supposed to include all Libertarian candidates. A list with the purpose of listing election results should list the Libertarian candidates' results as well. I presumed the list was for Libertarian candidates only.
- A Libertarian Party candidates list should include all Libertarian Party candidates, whether they were on the ballot or not, whether anyone cast a ballot for them or not. It ought not include Republican candidates. A list of Libertarian Party election results should include the election results of Libertarian Party candidates who have election results. It should not include Libertarian Party candidates who do not have election results, or the election results of Republican Party candidates.AJPEG (talk) 19:26, 15 July 2017 (CDT)
- Created Category: Needs Userbox and been noting pages there.CarynAnnHarlos (talk) 00:43, 7 January 2018 (CST)